1938 Pogrom The Face in the Crowd
Eighty years after the November pogroms remembrance and commemoration are still necessary – both as an obligation to the victims and as an impetus to shape our present and future. Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier opens the commemorative special event on 9 November 2018 with a welcoming address. Wolfgang Benz's lecture focuses on the staging of violence during the Reichskristallnacht and its consequences. Jeanine Meerapfel speaks with Michael Ruetz and Astrid Köppe about their work on the book Pogrom 1938. Das Gesicht in der Menge (2018) and about contemporary remembrance culture. Some of the photographs in the book are on display in the Max-Liebermann-Saal (7 – 11 Nov).
On 9 November, the documentary Im Land meiner Eltern (1981, directed by Jeanine Meerapfel) aimed especially toward school classes will be screened. Rüdiger Suchsland's film Hitlers Hollywood (2017), which deals with National Socialist propaganda, will be shown on 10 November. The discussion that follows reflects on current mechanisms of political influence (moderated by Andreas Kilb).
With the kind support of the Gesellschaft der Freunde der Akademie der Künste.
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